Shirley Scott – Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes (1969)

Undeservedly obscure but near essential in your collection, this recording from the peak Atlanta Records soul era features some major players and a great set list. In itself this is no guarantee of a classic; this dynamite disc, however, delivers the goods in abundance. Organist Shirley Scott had been a prolific soul-jazz recording artist since … Continue reading Shirley Scott – Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes (1969)

Jimmy McGriff – Electric Funk (1969)

If you’re looking for the definitive soundtrack to match the groovy Blaxploitation movie in your head, this little gem is waiting for you fully realised. So consistent is the funky-ass mood on this disc that it is almost a concept album, but in the best way. The riffs are inspired and dirty, laid down by … Continue reading Jimmy McGriff – Electric Funk (1969)